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KNDU/KNDO Walmart Back to School Supply Drive Begins

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Once again NBC Right Now is teaming up with Walmart to help local students and school districts.

Our 4th annual "Back to School Supply Drive" starts this Sunday, July 1st and will run until August 30th.

All the proceeds will stay local, wherever school supplies or cash donations are made is where they'll stay. They'll later be distributed to schools in that area.

Kelley Bayles, the store manager at the Kennewick Walmart said, "It's important to our community because we want our children to be successful, and I don't think there's anybody that would disagree with that. All of us want our children to be successful and this is just a small way where we can help." 

Last year the drive raised $25,000, so this year if you'd like to help out, donation bins will be set up at 10 local Walmart stores across the region. You can also make cash donations at the registers at all of those stores.

Participating stores include those in Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, Sunnyside, College Place, Hermiston, Pendleton, LaGrande, and 2 in Yakima.